Grownup Swim introduced in 2020 that Shenmue, the sport about making mates, getting a job, and avenging the demise of your father by the hands of a mysterious kung fu grasp, is being made into an anime. Now we have got an official debut date: The 13-episode anime will premiere on February 5.
We have additionally acquired a brand new trailer, and this one is extra to the purpose than the first look we acquired at it in October. Ryo wins the match, skips the celebration, and arrives at his father’s dojo simply in time to see the outdated man get completely rocked by Lan Di. Ryo lips off and will get fed a triple-decker knuckle sandwich for his hassle, at which level the trailer strikes into his quest for candy revenge: To be taught why his father was killed, and get some righteous payback.
As with the primary trailer, this one does not waste time on the every-day life facet of Shenmue—driving a forklift, accumulating capsule toys—and as an alternative focuses on the good things, which is to say individuals beating the shit out of one another. That looks like a stable strategy to attracting an viewers past core Shenmue followers: I have not performed any of the video games, however I may be satisfied to observe a cartoon—sorry, anime—of kung-fu superstars hammering each other into goo.
If you have not performed Shenmue and this trailer has you curious, this can be a good time to leap in: Shenmue 3, “a seamless continuation of the sequence that makes up for its limitation with pure coronary heart,” is on sale on Steam for $7.50/£6/€7.50—that is 75% off—till January 24.